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Dec 31, 2012 5:30pm EST
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Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
, they jumped to the west of the international dateline. the spectacular start to the new year came in sydney harbour, launched by the australian superstar, kiley been no good. -- kylie minogue. 7 tons of fireworks filled the air above sydney harbour bridge. this city's style is rather different. john yang has held what for help -- it's believed to be the first public new year celebration in north korea. burma has joined the global party. ♪ >> the end of the year would not be complete without the viral pop hit, "gangnam style" being performed with great enthusiasm. while hong kong celebrate with a virtuous so show over victoria harbor. fireworks lit up moscow's red square. in dubai, they filmed the midnight moment under the world's tallest building. the gulf states is eager to take its place among the world's best known venues for the dawn of the new year. >> no happy new year in syria. the situation is as great as ever. the bodies of 30 people found with signs of torture in a suburb of damascus. the international peace negotiator of syria urged to push for peace talks between the governme
Dec 20, 2012 4:00pm PST
a transsexual. she's 6'7". who doesn't want that? >> we'll discuss the end of the world. did it end in sydney? we will have a live shot. it's not only go tile. at the end of the show, we'll find out if it's stop time. go. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> cenk: all right the whole crew's here. anna ben michael and we were discussing a little politics here in the beginning. first of all let me give you guys awesome poll. is the gop too extreme. >> that would only be 53% of all americans saying yes, in fact 22% of republicans say the party is too exveal. those are really strong words and they certainly had it coming. meanwhile, they're working on an extreme plan right now trying to pass plan b. which has nothing to do with contraception, obviously they would be against that. it has to do with taxes and the so-called fiscal cliff. their proposal, they say for people making more than a million dollars we'll go back to the clinton era rates, 35 to 39%. capital gains goes from 15% to 20%. of course, they keep the bush's safe tax at incredibly low rate that it is, plus take away a couple of your deductions, incl
Dec 28, 2012 2:30pm PST
. >> and running the sydney yacht race for a sixth time. >> within the next hour, president barack obama is set to meet with top republicans to discuss the nation's looming fiscal clit. white house aides have indicated that obama will discuss measures for avoiding the rest of the automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that will bite if lawmakers fail to come up with a plan. >> pessimism remains the prevailing mood in washington as the january deadline rapidly approaches. neither democrats nor republicans have any new proposals for a workable compromise. >> the starbucks coffee chain has urged its workers in washington, d.c., area to write "come together" on the cups, a plea for party leaders to work out a compromise, but some customers say that is not enough. >> i mean, i like with starbucks is riding on the cups. i wish they would write, like, something else, like "republicans, stop being stupid." >> i think the solution will probably be neutered and not very effective, but ultimately, i think they will avoid the fiscal cliff. >> but neither side appears willing to give in. democrats, for examp
Dec 10, 2012 11:35pm PST
police. here in the streets of sydney, there's still support for the team. >> she didn't sound like the queen. >> no, not at all. >> i think it was an amazing prank that has gone tranlcally wrong. >> reporter: but the global backlash has been fierce from online death threats to calls for prison. >> the question becomes as a legal matter what possible crimes were committed by the prank itself? i think it's going to be nearly impossible to legally connect the prank to the death. when it comes to criminal charges. >> reporter: the station announced it is suspending phony phone calls and advertising indefinitely. >> the real punishment here for the deejays and the stations can come from the public and from advertisers. that's going to be the way that they can really suffer. >> reporter: as for the popular deejays, they may be silenced and out of a radio job. but they have one final thing to say to a grieving family. >> we thought about this a million times in my head that i wanted to reach out to them and give them a big hug and say sorry. i hope they're okay. i really do. >> reporter:
Dec 18, 2012 1:00pm PST
individual grow a camera on a bus in sydney, australia. >> oh, boy. >> it captured a fight between a passenger on the bus and the 57-year-old bus driver don olsen. it's hard to watch, because that man is kicking and kneeing, and punching the bus driver. apparently the bus driver had come to the end of the route, and asked that the passenger, 27-year-old samuel alan smith, to get out of the bus. apparently that made him very angry, and he started attacking the driver leaving him way broken nose, black eyes and cuts on his face. >> oh, goodness. >> apparently working at a very prestigious restaurant in sydney and he also comes from a very well-known winemaker family in california in napa valley that owns the smith ma droen winery. >> did he drink, like two bottles of wine before this? >> reports say he had fallen asleep on the bus after celebrating that he'd been working there about six months. >> this is basically the result of a party and a nap on a bus, and then he takes all of that out on this poor bus driver? >> the bus driver, who apparent will had been assaulted 11 times, and
Dec 10, 2012 7:00am EST
that angered so many. it is midday in london. sydney, home to the radio station whose prank call has caused such tragedy. two radio personalities persuaded two blundered nurses -- london nurses to give them information over the phone. one of the nurses is now dead. presenters are giving their reaction and their account of the call they made. let's go to duncan kennedy, joining us from sydney. >> in many ways, this was a very difficult interview for these two to carry out. it was too full. it was emotional. not surprisingly, they have been receiving counseling because of all the public anger directed at them. they said they wanted to tell their story. more importantly, they wanted to say sorry. >> today, michael christian and mel greig are two yong people under intense -- two young people under intense pressure. >> emerging after days in hiding to give their version e theirvents. in a raw -- version of events. in a raw and tearful interview, they said they were guided by what had happened -- gutted by what had happened, the death of jacintha saldanha. >> we could not see this happening. >> d
Dec 26, 2012 4:30pm PST
sydney finklelstein has been tracking the nation's worst c.e.o.'s. tom hudson recently spoke with him, and begins our three-part look at the nation's worst chief executives, and why they made finkelstein's list. >> school of business at dartmouthith us tonight in new york. sydney, nice to see you and welcome. you have four of the worst c.e.o.'s of the year, beginning with number 4, mark pincus, manager of zynga that relies on facebook for its success. what brought mark to your list. >> facebook and zynga announced they would go their separate ways and no longer be tied in and you can guess who that will affect more, facebook or zynga. one executive manager after anotheras lftnd that is always something i have seen as one of the reason warnings signs of something going wrong. along the way acquisition was made for $180 millujjy didn't take them more than half a year to write down 50% of the value of that acquisition. so it really look like a company that is floundering and mark pincus along the way ended out cashing out as quickly as possible raising eye browse in the possible. >> to t
Dec 27, 2012 4:30pm PST
with a couple of top executives who almost made the list. tom hudson talks with sydney finkelstein of the tuck school of business at dartmouth. >> sydney finkelstein is with the tuft school of business at dartmouth, with us again from new york. we spoke last time about your four worst c.e.o.'s. you had two more that were really seen at visionaries but really brought down-to-earth this year. they almost made your list of bad c.e.o.'s. the first is well-known mark zuckerberg, c.e.o. of facebook. the company seems to be trying to get its legs under it now that it is maturing a little bit here. >> whatoied me aou mark zuckerberg and why he almost got on the list is he has created a little dictatorship as facebook, even though he only owns now a small percentage of the company because the jewel's stock structure and the way he controlled the board of directors he will be a tough guy to get rid of if something does go wrong. so classic traditional and valuable, corporate governance measurements have been thrown out of the door. at the same time i think zuckerberg has been very slow in addressing the
Dec 20, 2012 11:00pm PST
flew out at 3:00, landed in los angeles at 5:30 and went to the dinner. and sydney poitier present immediate with the oscar. and at 11:30 we were wheels up and i was on the kennedy center stage at 9 in the morning. >> rose: oh boy. d th thatightou got thisward, you walked out with your son who is now work with you on this. >> yes, that made it possible. >> rose: what did it mean for sydney poitier to give new lifetime achievement? >> well, sydney i think is really one of the great figures, not just in the performing arts but as a man. and-- . >> rose: he defines class and elegance and integrity. >> yeah. and it's an amazing story how he, you know, growing up so poor in the bahamas, and becoming this symbol of the best in american life. so to receive it from sydney was veryoving. rose: i want to talk about people who influenced you on your life. tell me about your faefer who you made a documentary about. >> i was blessed with a great father. >> rose: yeah. >> and which was not the norm. sons of famous fathers in hollywood were not always going to have the best outcome. and he for yo
Dec 9, 2012 4:00am PST
here. our coverage continues this morning with cecilia vega who's in sydney, australia. >> reporter: boy, you know the word tragedy is on every front page in sydney and those are the faces of those two djs. they haven't spoken publicly since this joke went so wrong. not just the mounting headlines. >> we have got another huge, huge show tonight. >> the two australian djs who radio prank took a tragic turn, soon may have to face australian police. if they illegally recorded a phone call to the hospital where kate middleton was being treated for morning sickness. their station boss says no laws were broken. >> we're very confident that we haven't done anything illegal. >> when is a good time to come and visit her, because i'm the queen sf. >> mel grieg and michael christian are in a fragile emotional state. the pair is now seeking the help of counselors. the djs are in hiding. their facebook and twitter accounts are at dark. criticism goes on. on the streets of sydney, australians we met seem more forgiving. some people are saying that they should be held criminally responsible or tha
Dec 9, 2012 7:00am PST
this morning with cecilia vega who's in sydney, australia. cecilia? >> reporter: boy, you know the word "tragedy" is on just every front page in sydney and so are the faces of those two deejays. they haven't spoken publicly since this joke went so wrong. it's not just the mounting headlines. >> we have got another huge, huge show tonight. >> reporter: the two australian deejays whose radio prank took a tragic turn, soon may have to face australian police. new questions this morning about whether they illegally recorded a conversation pretending to be the queen. they got through to the london hospital room where kate was being treated for severe morning sickness. >> hello there, could i please speak to kate, my granddaughter? their station boss says no laws were broken. >> we're very confident that we haven't done anything illegal. >> when is a good time to come and visit her, because i'm the queen? >> reporter: mel grieg and michael christian are in a fragile emotional state. since the nurse that answered their phoney phone call was found dead. the pair is now seeking the help of counse
Dec 31, 2012 2:30pm PST
in 2013. >> fireworks lit up the sky in aukland. there were plenty of pyrotechnics. >> sydney putting on a spectacular welcome to 2013. kylie minogue sang the tunes to the display. 7 tons of gunpowder bait. the bridge in light for more than 1 million revelers. along with fireworks, they had a traditional bell ringing ceremony. even north korea accepts they cannot stop the passage of time. they clearly have money to burn in 2013. celebrations may be winding down in asia, berlin is still warming up in anticipation of the midnight hour. the biggest parties will be in front of the brandenburg gate with a 1 million people expected and a lavish pyrotechnic display lighting up the german capital. >> the prime minister of samoa was among the first to welcome in the new year. last year, they catapulted themselves across the international date line by setting their clock 24 hours forward. >> citizens in venezuela are less happy as new year's approaches. they have called off public new year's eve after the government said the cancer stricken president hugo chavez had taken a turn for the worse.
Dec 16, 2012 5:30am PST
downpours in the northern territory. farther south, it is largely dry. timber shares in sydney are 22 degrees. it is trying 9:30 p.m. eastern here on link tv. >> hello again. a recap of our top stories on al jazeera. the names of 20 children killed at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut have been released. south african prime minister jacob zuma is speaking at a conference. and the conservative liberal democratic party has been returned to power in japan. the party has secured a 2/3 majority in the lower house. hundreds of protesters have been blocked from staging a rally outside kuwait's parliament. politicians have been groot -- coleen their first sessions -- politicians have been holding their first sessions. >> the first set of reforms start with the meeting to analyze and look at reasons so that reforms can be dealt with in a better way. the parliament has the responsibility of planning and preparing a program that can be put into practice. >> in syria, gun battles have been reported in a refugee camp in damascus, home to thousands of palestinian refugees. th
Dec 20, 2012 5:30am PST
to comment on the policy issues at this stage. >> there is a gang culture in sydney but rarely sees members shot. those are numbers washington politicians should consider. >> it can easily be considered a poor nation. a lot of people have access to mobile funds and there is a well-established process. the rise of e-cash in mogadishu. >> some good news. the message on her phone says she has been given $150. an equivalent of two months' earnings to turn her tiny store into something like a supermarket. >> the money gives the power to buy and sell things. >> it is all part of a scheme to support people who aid agencies have identified as vulnerable and who need help. the money arrives on the phone itself. the problem with cash, there are plenty of temptations to waste the money. research has shown when you give it to women, they invest in businesses or in their children. >> they developed a system they call e-cash. this is the first time it has been used to deliver aid. >> it is safe, quickly, everything. >> security is what makes it ideal here. not only does she received the money electronica
Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
australian radio presenters. they work for a sydney radio station called today fm. the station has offered its deepest sympathies. the nurse was on night duty at king james hospital. at 5:30 on tuesday morning, the prank call came through. she answered it and was taken in by the callers' impersonation of the queen. she was put through by a second nurse who was monitoring the duchess. the nurse had not been disciplined or suspended as a result of what happened. the nurse was married with two children. >> now to the pressing economic deadline facing the united states, which has global implications. the fiscal cliff, a combination of tax increases and spending cuts. right now there is a political standoff, which the head of the imf, christine largarde, has a duty to stop. >> the fiscal cliff -- when you talk to people around the world, how concerned are they about the ramifications of americans going over this cliff? >> people around the world are concerned about it. it used to be the case that they were more concerned about the eurozone than the fiscal cliff. now things have changed. they of
Dec 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
youngest but one of our most important people donating and her name is sydney lohr 10 years old. i just have to say first off i have heard your story. you are my hero! tell me how usual making a contribution to "food for bay area families." >> well, for my tenth birthday, i donated money for the alameda county food bank by asking my friends to bring checks instead of presents. >> reporter: they didn't give you any presents? they just came with check in hand and gave it to you? >> yeah. >> reporter: what made you think of such an idea? >> well, my parents were talking one night about how some families don't have enough food to eat and i thought that was really sad. so... >> reporter: i'm glad that you have such a big heart. let me see this big check that you want to contribute to the alameda county food bank. >> it is -- $400! all from sydney loura from danville! we thank you. mike is here from the alameda county food bank. how many families will this feed? >> this will feed actually provided about 1,000 meals with this check. >> 1,000 meals! how does that make you feel? >> that makes
Dec 8, 2012 4:00am PST
radio presenters behind the hoax call. >> this is 9 news. >> a sydney radio station is tonight at the center of a firestorm. >> reporter: amidst an outpouring of anger, the radio hosts behind the prank have been taken off the air at sydney's today f.m. the company they work for refuses to fire them or contempt them. >> it's to be drawing conclusions from what is really a deeply tragic matter. our main concern is for the family. i don't think anyone could reasonably foreseen this was going to be the result. >> hello, there. could i please speak to kate, please. >> reporter: the prank had been cleared by the radio station's lawyers. and just yesterday, the two deejays had been gloating about the successful call to the hospital, in which they pretended to be the queen and prince charles. and were able to obtain personal information about the duchess' condition. >> we expected to be hung up on. >> we got put through. and now, the entire world is talk. >> reporter: as the australians learn of the suicide of the nurse at the private hospital where the duchess was being treated, revul
Dec 31, 2012 5:00am PST
on bart. >>> just beautiful. i always love watching that. the new year has just arrived. this is in sydney, australia. video from just a few minutes ago, you can see the celebration featured a fireworks display over the harbor bridge and opera house. the party now continues moving west across the globe ending tonight in the united states. >> looks like they got a beautiful night down under. we got some live pictures here still partying down there. >> they are still partying. look, the fireworks are still going. can you imagine being there watching those fireworks? beautiful, right. >> it would be nice. very nice. >> we are going to have some pretty good viewing right here in the bay area, too, apparently. >> i don't know if i can make it until midnight tonight. >> i don't think you're going to make it much past this show, michelle, the way you're going. >> 7:00 she will be like i have to go now, see you later! >> she is so sick, i feel bad for her. but we have some good news. we have better weather coming our way. couple of clouds making their way across our skies this morning. it's going
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am PST
in sydney, australia [ explosions ] >> take it in. this is video from just over an hour ago. the celebration featured fireworks displays over the harbor bridge and opera house. the party now continues moving west across the globe. it ends tonight in the united states and hawaii and we are how many hours away? >> i don't know how many. >> i don't know. >> i'm not good at math. >> it's creeping up on us. >>> time now 6:11. emergency in the sky. the scare for passengers when an engine panel fell off midflight. >> and the bad guy didn't see this coming. how a bottle of vodka came in handy during an armed robbery. we have the video coming up. >> and start counting your change. the weekend parking perk coming to an end in one bay area city. [ male announcer ] the career landscape of america is changing. new jobs are here, and by 2025, we could have millions more that demand qualified college graduates. many in the bay area. at devry university, our market-responsive bachelor's and master's degree programs can give you what you need to succeed in today's careers and the ones on the horizon. get the
Dec 4, 2012 4:00am EST
diminished. >> that would be nice. plenty more to come from you. also we head out to sydney. australian central banks cutting rates to match a three year low. that will be in about ten minutes. and u.s. companies race to go beat the fiscal cliff, we'll take a look at the biggest payouts from morning at 10:30 london. in brussels, eurozone finance ministers getting ready to tackle banking union proposals. we'll have updates throughout the show. and are you going to hit the slopes during the holidays or in the course of the ski season? 11:40, we'll talk, yes, the ski season. one of the things that make winter great for the guest who for the time being is keeping warm in orlando, florida. we will do that. unemployment in spain has continued to rise, by 1.5% in november, pushing the total number to 4.2 million people. french finance minister says he's confident the buy back plan will go well. silvia is still there as they work their way towards banking union proposals. silvia, i don't know where -- i don't know if i want to talk about greece or not, whether i want to dive straight into the b
Dec 8, 2012 1:30pm PST
® cold and flu doesn't. anne's tablet called my phone. anne's tablet was chatting with a tablet in sydney... a desktop in zurich... and a telepresence room in brazil. the secure cloud helped us get some numbers from my assistant's pc in new york. and before i reached the top, the board meeting became a congrats we sold the company party. wait til my wife's phone hears about this. [ cellphone vibrating ] [ female announcer ] with cisco at the center, working together has never worked so well. . >>> you know, everywhere you turn these days there are arsons and books -- articles and books promising ways to extend life, but as my next guest explains, he is the author of the blue zones, nine lessons for living longer from the people who live the longest. dan buetner has spent the last ten years traveling the globe, to find hot spots that he called blue zones, sardinia, italy, loma linda, california, these are all places where people are not only living longer than most americans but their quality of life and overall health is remarkably better, as well. here is his latest blue zone discovery.
Dec 5, 2012 2:30pm PST
sydney. firefighters had contained the blaze, which caused traffic problems as thick smoke blew across the city. according to local media, officials believe the fire was started deliberately. the european commission says it is doing more about youth unemployment, which stands at almost 24%, more than 3.5 million people under the age 25 in the eurozone. >> the eu executive presented a proposal for all member states to offer so-called "youth guarantees," ensuring training for young people in the few months after they leave school or lose a job. >> waiting rooms are full of young people. the crisis has hit them hardest. in countries like spain, up to one-half of young people are unemployed. under the european union boss proposed scheme, everyone under 25 who applies -- european union's proposed scheme, everyone under 25 who applies would be guaranteed a job or training within four months. >> we have to invest in europe's young people. we cannot afford to leave them. we have to give them the skills and experience they need to help them to get a job. >> the eu wants to fund the sceme -- sch
Dec 14, 2012 6:00am PST
on a sydney radio station. the two hosts have since been taken off the air. following the incident, an independent organization has started an investigation into ethical standards in the media. that will wrap up our bulletin for today. i'm patchari raksawong in bangkok. >>> politicians in japan have one more day to get their messages out to voters. they've been campaigning ahead of the country's first general election in three years. the ruling democrats came to power in 2009, promising change. but the former ruling liberal democrats say the party hasn't delivered. and so japan decides this sunday who should form the next government. voters will be picking lawmakers for the lower house of the diet also known as the house of representatives. these 12 groups met the criteria to be called a political party in this election. they include long-established parties and several new ones that were just founded. a number of other groups failed to meet the standards but are still fielding candidates. >>> whoever runs the next administration will take up a host of challenges. japanese official
Dec 16, 2012 5:30pm PST
the central bank to ease credit further. earlier on monday in sydney, the dollar briefly rose to the mid-84 level against the yen. that's the highest level in about one year and eight months. on the tokyo foreign exchange, the dollar yen is now trading at 83.99 to 84.01. and the euro also surged against the yen. it's hovering at an all-time high. it's changing hands at 110.01 to 55. let's take a look at things in the stock market. for that we go to ramin mellegard at the new york stock exchange. the election brought big changes. what's happening there, ramin? >> yes, you've gone through some of the currency levels but let's have a look at the opening levels for the nikkei and the topix for december 16. very big gain for the nikkei, 9,888. it did break to 9,500 for a very brief time. we're still up above 1.5%. we've seen the nikkei rise up above a thousand points since the election in mid-november. many are betting we could see 10,000. we're just over 100 points off that. let's not forget there are a couple key issues which may cause some bumps in the road. let's not forget japan is in a tec
Dec 14, 2012 7:00pm PST
radio deejays impersonated queen elizabeth ii in a recorded call which was later aired on a sydney radio station. the two hosts have since been taken off the air. following the incident, an independent organization has started an investigation into ethical standards in the media. that will wrap up our bulletin for today. i'm patchari raksawong in bangkok. >>> politicians in japan have one more day to get their messages out to voters. they've been campaigning ahead of the country's first general election in three years. the ruling democrats came to power in 2009, promising change. but the former ruling liberal democrats say the party hasn't delivered. and so japan decides this sunday who should form the next government. voters will be picking lawmakers for the lower house of the diet also known as the house of representatives. these 12 groups met the criteria to be called a political party in this elec they include long-established parties and several new ones that were just founded. a number of other groups failed to meet the standards but are still fielding candidates. >>> whoever runs
Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
's because my good friend, sydney, helping me out from north carolina. say hello to sydney, america. and now, to macy's and make-a-wish, teaming up for the believe campaign. your child's christmas list can benefit a sick child in need. we, in fact, sent abc's ginger zee to find out what christmas really means to kids like sydney. >> reporter: 'tis the season for decking the halls. as the big day draws near, we had some pretty pressing questions that needed answering. just who is santa? >> he has a white beard. >> a red suit. >> he's chubby. >> reporter: and where does he live, exactly? >> in his house. >> reporter: kids across the country agree, there's one thing that's newly special about the holiday season? >> i get to spend time with my family. >> reporter: everyone knows this time of year is about giving back. and macy's has a pretty easy way to help. for every stamped letter to santa claus that's dropped in a believe box at macy's across the country, macy's will donate $1 to make-a-wish, up to $1 million. we're going to write a letter to santa. and some kid will get what they need. >> i
Dec 28, 2012 11:35pm PST
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Dec 31, 2012 5:30am PST
are not of a sectarian nature. they want an end to the marginalization of sydneys. -- sunnis. there is a sense of fear of repercussions for what is happening in syria, that violence may spill over into iraq. the prime minister was making reference to the turkish prime minister as well as the free syrian army. i sense there is some genuine fear among the iraqi officials, including the prime minister. finally, i think also there is some element of trying to divert attention by making such remarks. >> thank you very much for that. now to the package of spending cuts and tax increases that are supposed to boost the economy. not everyone agrees. politicians are bickering over the details. there is just no consensus. with the deadline looming, they are supposed to have it sorted by january 1. we report from washington. >> sundown on capitol hill in washington d.c. -- washington, d.c., and senate majority leader comes to the microphones to send everyone home until early monday morning, no deal imminent. the mother is still significant difference, but negotiations->> -- >> there is still significant differenc
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm PST
at one of the first -- a look at one of the festive looks in sydney, australia. they rang in the new year at 5:00 a.m., our time. [ cheers ] >> and three hurt later, this was -- and three hours later, this was the scene of taiwan. revelers were treated to fireworks shooting off the second tallest building in the world. >>> preparations are in the works for san francisco. allie rasmus joins us with the party plans that include a lot of fireworks and safety measures being put in place right now. >> reporter: the crowd control barricades are right in front of us, stacked up and ready to go at the embarcadero ahead of the big fireworks display in san francisco. pyrotechnics stuffed packets of gun powder into these plastic shelves. the preparations here were spread out across two barges docked at pier 250. >> there's hundreds of shells. >> reporter: 12 hours from now, they will unleash a shell of colors for the new year's eve fireworks celebration. >> the 15-minute show is carefully planned and electronically timed. >> the shells are timed every time they are supposed to go off. >> reporter: t
Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
. on the other hand, two australian disk jockeys working for a sydney radio station called @ today f.m.. kate had been admitted to the hospital hours early. william left monday night, looking pensive. in the early hours of tuesday, the australians call the hospital switchboard. >> hello, good morning. >> hello, there. could i still -- christ -- could i please speak to kate, my granddaughter? >> yes, hold on man. >> are they putting us through? >> yes. >> if this works, it is the easiest prank call we have ever made. >> in the ensuing conversation, which we are not broadcasting, a nurse gave details about kdot condition. like any patient, she is entitled to confidentiality. the hospital released a statement this morning that it regretted the incident. this was a jewish -- foolish prank call -- this was a foolish pranks call. the call should never have got through. >> the call should have been put through to the contactor be at the time. it should not have gone through to a member of the nursing staff at the hospital. >> they said they were sorry and wished kate well. she has had more visitors than
Dec 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
are family andnha's friends." the call was made by two austrian radio presenters. they work for a sydney radio station. the station has offered its deepest sympathies. the presenters will not be returning to the station until further notice. nurse saldanha was on night duty at the hospital last monday night. the duchess of cambridge had been admitted a few hours earlier. at 5:30, the call came through. she answered it and was taken in by the callers impersonation of the queen. she put it through to a second nurse who was monitoring the duchess. according to the hospital, nurses saldanha had not been disciplined or suspended. jacintha saldanha was married with two children. >> now to the economic deadline facing the united states, which has global implications. it is a combination of tax increases and spending cuts. it will take place at the end of the year faction is not taken. right now there is a standoff which christine lagarde has warned u.s. lawmakers, they have a duty to solve. we sat down with her here in washington. >> christine lagarde, the fiscal cliff, how concerned are they a
Dec 3, 2012 3:30am PST
everywhere. i remember some movies called guess who's coming to have dinner tonight with sydney party. i remember i said to my parents -- i was 12. if i come with a black girl, what will you say? and they say, if you love her, that is perfect for you. years after when it told them what i could say about the fact was going with a guy, they said if you love each other, that is wonderful. so i think i was lucky to have parents like that. very modern. very open-minded. unlike for some, there's no question of religion, of color of skin, or anything like that. people can be all beautiful. it depends on who they are, but it is not a question of color. for me, both of us were beautiful. and i loved color. color of the skin. tattoo on the skin, which is a kind of color. some blue colors that you add. and i wanted to show that. when i started, i remember that there were some beautiful girls. they're beautiful. but i felt like, ok, but there is also beauty. i have a girlfriend which was modeling for me that i met very early when i started that was from a french colony. she was beautiful and black a
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